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    If he likes the pictures he's making he IS doing it the right way
    Real men use Speed Graphics and flashbulbs.

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    At what point should I step in and gently direct him to the "right" way to use a LF camera?

    "There ARE no standards" -Jim Dow

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    Are the results he is achieving what he wants to achieve, or is he liking what he gets despite his frustrations?

    Ask him if he wants help/suggestions/competition

    I expect he will tell you.

    Matt

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    I'd like to see some of his work. It sounds interesting. The camera is just an artistic tool. The artist can use it any way he wants to achieve his vision. I think MattKing's question is the best one. If your son likes what he is getting and means what he gets, it is right.

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    Reminds me of what an early mentor told me (referring to darkroom): "You think you're bein' creative when all your doin' is makin' a mess!"
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    Most good advice already posted so i will just add, be happy that you have a 21 year old soon that is into LF photography or at least taking a peak at it. Be supportive and perhaps let him know how you would see this scene but let him explore and learn. One day he may tell you. See i told you this would sell.
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    I'm surprised a bit. Perhaps his is the "Right" way and you've been pretty plain and "wrong" all these years. Art is VERY objective and you should be teaching him this. You asked.

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    I would hit him with a stick and tell him "its my way or the highway". That will take care of it. You won't have to worry about it anymore. (sounds like he is having fun)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchwinnParamount View Post
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    Yes, he recognizes that the images he made are "twisted". He likes that. Imagine a cone shaped building whose image on a 4x5 negative is mostly out of focus except for a narrow horizontal band in the middle that is tack sharp. I've held my opinion in, knowing he is exploring his own vision.
    I know ONE professor of Photo in a major university somewhere near you who does just that kind of thing now and then. So, maybe he's working on his admissions portfolio.

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    can we see the image he made?
    "Its my profession to hijack time" ~ Stephen Frizza.

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